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Rush, Benjamin Petition to Select and Common Council of the City of Philadelphia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00184.42 Author/Creator: Rush, Benjamin Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: January 1811 Pagination: 2 p. ; 33.4 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: [Title continued] re: repairs to be made to an alley commonly known as "Willlings Alley." Signed by Rush's son and 22 others, mostly on verso.

Full Transcript: To the select and Common Council of the City of Philadelphia.
The Memorial and Petition of the Suscribers Citizens of Philadelphia.
respectfully sheweth:

That you Memorialists are owners of Real ...property or reside upon or near to the alley commonly called "willings Alley" in the said City:
That the said Alley has for a long time been in a lat condition in consequence of the taking up the pavement theron for the purpose of laying down the water pipes; but that during the last summer especially, it became so ficthy and offensive as to be a serious nuissance, and endange the health of the neighboring inhabitants.
That a resolution for having the said Alley was passed by the late Councils, but, some reasons not known to your petitions, it was not carried into effect by the Commisssers, - and your Memoralists are apprehensive, that [illegible] the said alley be paved early in the approaching season, consequences of any unpleasant nature to them and their families will follow.
Your Memorialists therefore pray that Councils will be pleased to take the premises into consideration and to take such order thereon as in their wisdom may seem expedient.
And your memorialist

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People: Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Rush, Richard, 1780-1859

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsInfrastructure

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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